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Accidental Injury & Death Insurance

Accidental Injury & Death Insurance

Tailored cover 24/7 for RFU members, that provides protection to you and reassurance to your family.

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Co-Responder Schemes

Co-Responder Schemes

The RFU has always supported the use of Co-Responder schemes within the Fire Service.

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We're here for when you need us, 24/7

As an organisation solely focused on RDS employees we have no conflict of interest.

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The Kerslake Arena Review

The RFU welcomes the publication of the Kerslake report into the Manchester bombing. The report makes for uncomfortable reading as there are vital lessons for all emergency services to learn in the publication. We will work with all the appropriate national stakeholders including the Home Office and devolved governments to discuss the implications for all emergency […]

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European Court Judgement

Earlier this week the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a court ruling on the subject of Working Time in connection with the Belgian Fire Service and their version of the On-Call/Retained firefighting duty system that is in operation in the UK. In short, a Belgian firefighter argued through the courts that ‘stand-by […]

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